April 2019

Sonoco projects OCC decline in May

By Ken McEntee April 18, 2019 The dive in old corrugated container (OCC) prices is likely to continue in May, said Robert Tiede, president and CEO of Sonoco Products Co.… This content is accessible to…


U.S. containerboard production down heavily in March

U.S. containerboard production decreased 8.6 percent compared to March 2018 and was down 3.9 percent year-to-date, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) said. Releasing its March 2019 Containerboard Monthly… This content is accessible to…


U.S. boxboard production improved in March

Total U.S. monthly boxboard production increased 3.4 percent when compared to March 2018, according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). Releasing its March 2019 Boxboard Report, AF&PA said the total boxboard operating rate…



Cascades new Latte collection includes OCC

Cascades Inc. has launched its Latte collection of paper towels, toilet paper and facial tissue within the Cascades PRO Select and Cascades PRO Perform brands. The new line is manufactured… This content is accessible to…




China ‘will not relax’ waste import ban

By Ken McEntee China will not relax its ban on imports of foreign scrap after seeing a rapid decline last year, according to Chinese media reports. According to ECNS News… This content is accessible to…


U.S. rail traffic down 5 percent

U.S. rail traffic in March dropped 5 percent compared to March 2018, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. U.S. railroads originated 957,144 carloads in March 2019, down 8.9 percent,… This content is accessible to…


Michigan to invest $2 million in recycling markets

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced $2 million in funding available to support the growth of recycling markets in the state. To encourage recycling market development projects,… This content is accessible to…